William and Mary Language Arts Materials for High-Ability
Learners is designed to engage students in exploring carefully
selected, challenging works of literature from various times,
cultures and genres, and encourage students to reflect on their
reading through writing and discussion. Students develop skills
in literary analysis and interpretation, persuasive writing,
linguistic competency, and oral communication, as well as
selected elements of reasoning through the teaching of reading,
writing, speaking and listening.
The units also provide numerous opportunities for students to
explore interdisciplinary connections to the language arts and to
conduct research around issues relevant to their own lives.
Interested families have the option of enrolling their students
in one of two strands within the school: GATE cluster and,
or MIP. Students are committed to a seven year program and
accepted in kindergarten to develop proficiency in Mandarin and
English by the end of 6th grade.
K-6 students visit with guest scientists in our on-site NGSS
hands-on labs throughout the school year. Teachers
collaborate and provide pre and post lessons aligned to labs and
NGSS to ensure interactive and in-depth learning
Tutoring is offered before and/or after school for different
grade levels which provide teachers with an opportunity to
reteach and preteach material to students. It is also a time for
homework assistance and academic support.